Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Seasonal Allergies - in January?!?!?
Winston and Oliver are both affected in their eyes. Poor piggers has a red swollen eye that is itching him like crazy. Last night we did a good cleaning with a warm washcloth and qtips. I flushed his eye out with colloidal silver and then gave him a Benedryl. This morning his eye was much improved. I cleaned it again and flushed it out once he came inside this morning and he is napping now. I think we are on the road to getting it back to normal. It's definitely something in the air - I have had to use my allergy drops for the last few days. UGH!
Phoebe shows her allergies with a case of what is called button lip. Her bottom lip swells up - poor girl. I noticed it a bit inflamed yesterday. She got colloidal silver on it topically and I put some in their water bowl - this morning it was back to normal.
Theo is my sneezer. He hasn't been particularly bad this go around - maybe whatever has the rest of us going isn't on his list of things he is allergic to - lucky boy!
As always - I will keep a close eye on all of them to make sure they don't need to be seen by a vet. In addition - my standard disclaimer - I am not a vet and the treatments I use for my animals should not be taken as advice. Please check with your vet before starting any kind of treatment for any ailment.